Miscellaneous Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


Click HERE to also search the Pennsylvania Obituary and Death Notice Archive
First Name:
Last Name:
Florence E. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Florence E. Smith, 88, of 33 E. Chestnut St. Extended, Lewistown, died at 1:55 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 30, 1911, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie (McGirk) Smith. She is survived by sisters, Helen Mae Smith and Bella V. Smith, both of 33 E. Chestnut St. Extended, Lewistown. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. She worked at the American Viscose Corporation in the cake wrapping department for 44 years. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be held at the Lewistown Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sun Home Health Hospice, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Harry E. Smith
LIVERPOOL - Harry E. Smith, 64, of Liverpool RR1, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at his home. Born on March 31, 1936, in Middletown, he was the son of the late George and Virginia (Bailey) Smith. His former wife, Ruth Boyle Smith of Liverpool RR1, survives. Also surviving are: children, Paul W. Smith of Middletown; George W. Smith of Liverpool; Tammy L. Luckenbill of Harrisburg; Amelia E. Richmond of Liverpool; Robin M. Hiester of McAlisterville; Beulah "Bee" Strawser of McAlisterville; Diane M. Smith of McAlisterville; sisters and brothers, Margaret Brubaker of Liverpool; Dorothy Hammaker of Port Royal; Betty Zososke of California; Diana Herria of Washington; Paul Barner of New Jersey; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, William Barner, and by two brothers, Howard and Paul Smith, and one sister, Thelma Barner. He attended Greenwood schools. He was a retired state capital policeman in Harrisburg. He also worked as a private investigator and was also employed as a chef in various area restaurants. He was a member of the Calvary Temple of Harrisburg; Fraternal Order of Police; Liverpool American Legion; Oriental Valley Sportsmen's Club; National Rifle Association; Veteran's Affairs Association; American Association of Retired Persons; and several Christian organizations. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing the guitar and singing and spending time with family. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Theodore A. Janke officiating. Interment will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Cemetery, Harrisburg. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.

James Leon Smith
GRANVILLE - James Leon Smith, 37, of 73 Jimmy Fisher Lane, Granville, died of natural causes at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 18, 1963, in Lewistown, he was a son of Gerald E. Smith Sr. of 3882 Back Maitland Road, McClure and Kay (Fisher) Smith of 73 Jimmy Fisher Lane, Granville. Also surviving are: a daughter, Richelle N. Ehrenzeller, Thompsontown RR1; and brothers, David J. Smith, Lewistown and Gerald E. "Jay" Smith, Granville. He was a 1981 graduate of Lewistown High School with a vo-tech education. He also attended Ohio Institute of Electronics, Columbus, Ohio. He was an electronics engineer for Cardinal TV & Appliance, Yeagertown and cashier for Giant Foods Inc., Lewistown. He was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous for 14 years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark Brower officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kay Smith, PO Box 29, Granville, PA 17029.

Richard E. Smith
POTTERS MILLS - Richard E. Smith, 85, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Potters Mills, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital, Altoona. Born May 14, 1915, in State College, he was the son of the late Earl and Jennie (Wilson) Smith. His wife, Nancy Jane (Brown) Smith, whom he married in January of 1948, died June 2, 1984. Surviving are: a son, Richard E. Smith, Millerstown; sisters and brother, Betty Guerriero, Castanea, Mary Ann Taylor and M. Louise Reish, both of Potters Mills, Dolores McGinness, Zion, and Paul "Pete" Smith, Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in North Africa. He was employed as a laborer at Martin Marietta Lime Plant, Pleasant Gap for 27 years. He was a member of the Smith Sweetwood VFW Post 9575, Potters Mills. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Dean Rupe officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Richard L. Smith
TRUXTON, NY - Richard L. Smith, 64, of 3769 Main St., Truxton, NY, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Cortland Memorial Hospital. Born June 12, 1936, in McAlisterville, he was a son of the late Cloyd and Mary (Dunn) Smith. He is survived by a companion, Pauline Gratton. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Paul (Michelle) Donovan and Jeffrey Smith, both of Luray, VA; brother and sister, James Smith, Mechanicsburg, and Ellen Ehrenzeller, McAlisterville; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ardella Nerhood, and a brother, John Smith. He had been employed as a television cable contractor for Marathon Box, Marathon, NY. He enjoyed traveling, and was an avid sportsman who liked fishing and hunting. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. The Donald L. Barber Funeral Home Inc., 5016 N. Main St., Homer, NY, is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley M. Smith
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Shirley M. Smith, 73, formerly of 313 Wayne St., Hollidaysburg, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital. Born April 10, 1927, in Cambria County, she was a daughter of late James and Anna Viola (Rose) Davidson. Her husband, Delwin Smith of Lewistown, preceded her in death on June 29, 1982. Surviving are: children, Connie Loose of Williamsburg, Scott Smith, Coweta, OK and Timothy Smith, Altoona; sisters, Sarah Mendler, Lewistown and Betty Krantzfelter in Arizona; a brother, William Davidson in Delaware, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Davidson. She had worked as a seamstress at the Saf-T-Bak, Altoona. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Simpson-Temple United Parish, Altoona, with the Rev. Denise Arpino officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Sorge Funeral Home, Hollidaysburg.

William A. Smith
LEWISTOWN - William A. Smith, 89, of 279 Orchard Grove Ave., Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at his residence. Born July 3, 1911, in Naginey, he was a son of the late David A. and Bessie (Lehman) Smith. His wife, Virginia (Fultz) Smith, died in 1978. Surviving are: daughters, Lois Herbster, Lewistown and Mrs. Terry (Brenda) Carlson, Milroy; a sister, Mildred Hassinger, Yeagertown; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Smith; one granddaughter; three brothers and one sister. He worked at Standard Steel, Beaver Brothers Bakery, and Krentzman's & Sons. He was a life member of Yeagertown Fire Company. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Interment will be held at Birch Hill Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Oneita A. Smyers
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Oneita A. Smyers, 91, of White Oak Manor, North Charleston, S.C., formerly of Mount Union and Reedsville, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at the manor. Born May 29, 1909, in Mount Union, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Virgie (Smith) Shope. Her first husband, George W. Heidler, whom she married in 1925, died in August 1941. Her second husband, Franklin C.S Myers, whom she married in 1944, died in December of 1989. She is survived by a daughter, Bernice M. Fazenbaker, Summerville, S.C.; a sister, Patricia Kemmler, Mount Union; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Arlene Benkert, Irene Hicks, Banner Shope, Regis Shope, Pauline Shope in infancy, and William Shope in infancy. She retired in 1973 from Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown, where she worked from 1949-1973. She had also worked at the L. Grief Brothers Manufacturing Plant, Mount Union. She was a Baptist by faith. She was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; the Order of Eastern Star, Lewistown Chapter; and the Women's 20th Century Club, Mount Union. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. David Ford officiating. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Edward M. Snook Jr.
YEAGERTOWN - Edward M. Snook Jr., 66, of 215 S. Main St., Yeagertown, died at 5:08 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born April 15, 1934, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Hazel Madora (Heimbaugh) and Edward M. Snook Sr. His wife, Mildred M. (Hassinger) Snook, whom he married Oct. 2, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: Rick L. Snook and Randall E. Snook, both of California, Penny M. Isenberg, Yeagertown, and Jeannie M. Bush, Burnham; brothers and sisters, Shirley Aumiller, Milroy, Judy Bailey, Gains, and M. Kay Stipcich, Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin Snook on Jan. 28, 1969, and Lee Mervin Snook on Feb. 4, 1993. He had been a welder on the Minuteman Missiles, Helena, Mont., and later a truck driver for Jay-Wood, Milroy. He retired on disability in 1972. He attended the Lewistown Assembly of God Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville with Rev. Harold N. Imes officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Glenn D. Snook
MILROY - Glenn D. Snook, 81, of 3518 New Lancaster Valley Road, Milroy, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at the Malta Home, Granville. Born Jan. 21, 1919, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Walter B. and Maggie Gertrude (Johnson) Snook. His wife, Vivian I. (Holt) Snook, died Nov. 6, 1994. He is survived by a son, Paul J. Snook of Lewistown and a brother, Kenneth Snook of Granville. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a 1937 graduate of Milroy High School and a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army in 1966 with 26 years of service. He served with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. After the war, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. He also served with the 25th Division in Korea; served in Germany with the Southern Area Command; served in Ethiopia as Chief of Staff of the Military Advisory Group; served as Inspector General of the New England Area Command; and he had 368 parachute jumps. He also worked 16 years with the Pennsylvania State Parks. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Marshall Deckard officiating. Interment will be in New Lancaster Valley Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ivy M. Snook
REEDSVILLE - Ivy M. Snook, 79, of 715 Honey Creek Road, Reedsville, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Outlook Pointe Commons, Reedsville. Born Nov. 10, 1920, in Siglerville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Solomon and Sylvia Eddessa (Reed) Brittain. Her husband, Warren I. Snook, died Nov. 23, 1980. Surviving are: a daughter, Judy Ann Mace, Temple; a son, Leonard H. Snook, Reedsville; sisters and brother, Mrs. Boyd (Lavenia) Hostetler, Uniontown, Mrs. James (Selma) Jackson and Mrs. Raymond (Shirley) Lewis, both of Reedsville, Mrs. William (Ethel) Pecht, McVeytown, and Gerald R. Brittain, Milroy; three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey A. Brittain and Thomas M. Brittain and two infant sisters, Rosalie Brittain and Mary Brittain. She was employed at Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown, retiring Jan. 1, 1982 after 30 years of service. She was a member of White Memorial Congregational Church, Siglerville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. James A. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Shirley A. Snook
LEWISTOWN - Shirley A. Snook, 62, of 625 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, at her residence. Born May 17, 1938, in Maitland, she was a daughter of the late Clara (VanOrner) Stine and step-father Clarence Stine. Her husband, Raymond Snook, whom she married in 1975, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Abdelazim (Mary) Sayed, Hanover, Mrs. Harry (Debbie) Harmon, Lewistown and Mrs. Matthew (Linda) Byler, Maitland; a brother, Aaron Stine of Georgia; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William Myers, and by four brothers. She worked as a seamstress. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown with the Rev. Marlin Speckler officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will provided all flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: the Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, Pa. 17044.

Wilbur H. Snook Jr.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Wilbur H. Snook Jr., 73, of 8104 Bridgeway Circle, Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Milroy, died at Monday, July 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Born Oct. 21, 1926, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Wilbur Herman and Mary Martha (McCool) Snook. His wife, Doris J. (Sparks) Snook, survives. Also surviving are: children, Lori A. Vandergriff, Fort Wayne, Ind. and Michael John Snook, Walton, Ind.; brothers, Dick Snook, Shippensburg, Jim Snook, Darlington, N.C., John Snook, Lewistown, and Roy Snook, Hooker, Okla.; sisters, Martha Fultz, Harrisburg, Mary Gibboney, Linda Miller, June Moore and Evelyn Snook, all of Milroy, Eileen Noll, Hooker, Okla., Grace Wagner and Kay Wagner, both of Belleville; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by sisters, Iris Louise Snook and Sarah Damancantonio. He was retired from the United States Air Force in 1973, and had served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church, Fort Wayne, Ind. He was also a member of Walton Christian Church, Walton, Ind., where he was a member of the Sunday school, a deacon, and helped with the Vacation Bible School and the Food Pantry. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 296 and active in Boy Scout Troop 250, Walton, Ind. He was an avid reader of American history, especially the Civil War era, loved bluegrass music and played guitar and banjo. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, Ind. and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Walton Christian Church, 301 W. Bishop St., Walton, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, Ind. or to the Walton Christian Church, 301 W. Bishop St., Walton, Ind. D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.

William Nelson Snook Sr.
ORLANDO, Fla. - William Nelson Snook Sr., 83, of 29th Street, Orlando, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in Orlando, Fla. Born Dec. 26, 1916, in Burnham, he was a son of the late John David and Ruth (Leeper) Snook. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna R. (Cochran) Snook, who died in May 1982. Surviving are: a son, William N. Snook Jr., Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Holly Lightner, Lake Isabella, Calif.; and three grandchildren. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a manager for Nationwide Insurance Agency in Juniata and Perry counties, retiring to Sun City, Fla., in 1977. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Hope, 2020 36th St., Orlando, FL 32839. The National Cremation Society Beacon Chapter-Winter Park, Orlando, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Wilmer A. Snook
MIDDLEBURG - Wilmer A. Snook, 86, of Middleburg, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born on Nov. 29, 1913, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Irvin and Orpha (Lose) Snook. His wife, Ida Grace Schrader, whom he married April 16, 1938, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. David (Judy) Kuhns, Winfield RR2, Mrs. Roger (Margie) Mitchell, Mechanicsburg, and Mrs. Ed (Carole) Bendick, Winfield; three sisters, Anna Mae Knepp, Selinsgrove, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Harrisburg, and Thelma Knepp, Paoli; a brother, Dallas Snook, Middleburg; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Todd Kuhns, two sisters, Dorothy Aumiller and Mildred Bailey, and seven brothers, Arthur, John, Harry, Paul, Stanford, Gordon and Clair Snook. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Beaver Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs, PA 17812.

Bernice R. Snyder
RICHFIELD - Bernice R. Snyder, 80, formerly of Richfield, died at 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Albright Care Services, Riverwoods, Lewisburg. Born April 24, 1920, in Richfield, she was a daughter of the late Paul S. and Flora I. (Graybill) Pellman. Her husband, the Rev. Paul E. Snyder, whom she married Oct. 7, 1939, died Dec. 1, 1996. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Robert (Kathryn "Kitty") Dunn, Richfield, Mrs. Bill (Carole) Davis, Dillsburg and Glenn Snyder, Northumberland; a sister and brother, Marian Shirk, Richfield and the Rev. Donald G. Pellman, Bloomsburg; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Pellman. She attended Crossroads Grammar School, Richfield. She was employed as a waitress at Mengel's Restaurant, Richfield in the 50's, then later at Donges Restaurant, Meyersdale. She was also a bookkeeper for Berry's Well Drilling, Berlin and then as a homemaker. She was a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2. She had been a member of the church in Maze, where she had been the church pianist, for years. She accompanied her husband during his ministry and sang with him at various functions. She enjoyed putting puzzles together and reading. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present to receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Brown's United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 2395, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Elsie May Snyder
COHUTTA, GA - Elsie May Snyder, 70, of Cohutta, GA, formerly of Melbourne, FL, and Lewistown, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at her residence after a prolonged illness. Born May 15, 1930, in Wagner, she was a daughter of the late Julia Spigelmyer. Her husband, Robert L. Snyder, preceded her in death. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Connie) Winter of Cohutta, GA and Mrs. Atul (Susan) Modi of Brandon, FL; six grandchildren; and special caregivers, Joan and Norm Fleet of Dalton, GA. She was employed by Eckard Drug Store in Florida. She was a member of the Mifflin County Historical Society and was especially interested in genealogy. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Love Funeral Home, Dalton, GA, with the Rev. Jim Burgess officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests flowers to be omitted, but memorial contributions to be made to Fellowship Bible Church Building Fund, 2044 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, GA 30720 or to the A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Support Group, 3641-C, West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609.

Mary C. Smith Snyder
STATE COLLEGE - Mary C. Smith Snyder, 61, of State College, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at the Hershey Medical Center. Born in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Harry G. and Anna B. (Weaver) Smith. Her husband, Millard Snyder, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a daughter, Susan A. Stull, Vesuvius, Va. and a son, Dana Snyder, Gaston, SC; sisters and brothers, Shirley L. Addleman, State College, Martha J. Snyder and Harold Smith Jr., both of Bellefonte, Grace A. Fultz, Spring Mills, and Clair E. Smith, Milroy; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Centre Hall Mountain Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Centre Hall Mountain Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Hoover Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Hershey is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas L. Snyder
QUARRYVILLE - Thomas L. Snyder, 53, of 1304 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 29, 1947, in Bratton Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of Walter J. and Catharine (Renninger) Snyder of McVeytown. His wife, Doris (Kreider) Snyder, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Tony L. Snyder, Marietta, Terry L. Snyder, Pittsburgh, and Troy L. Snyder, Mt. Joy; brothers, William R. Snyder, Pine Glen, W. James Snyder Jr., Pickerington, Ohio, John E. Snyder and Mark D. Snyder, both of McVeytown; sister, Mrs. Rick (Sarah C.) Esh, Lewistown; and two granddaughters. He was a partner in K & S Inc., an agri-business in Quarryville. He was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren and attended Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren, Quarryville. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of Camp Scyoc, Licking Creek. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren, 1392 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, with Pastor Tom Deal officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Reynolds Funeral Home, 144 E. State St., Quarryville and from 2 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren, 1392 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA 17566.

Charles H. 'Chick' Soder
SELINSGROVE - Charles H. "Chick" Soder, 68, of North Front Street, Selinsgrove, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at his residence. Born April 6, 1932, in Richfield, he was the son of the late S. James and Catherine (Shellenberger) Soder. He is survived by his companion, Mildred "Millie" R. Nicola. Also surviving are: children, Jeffrey A. Soder and Andrew W. Soder, both of Tyrone and Dawn P. Bergstresser, Lewisburg; sisters, Lydia Ann Long, Selinsgrove and Emily Neitz, Port Trevorton; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Soder; brothers and sister, Russell A. Soder, George A. Soder, James E. Soder and Wilhelmina Oxenreiter. He attended Juniata County schools and was a 1950 graduate of Fayette High School. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and served with the 307th Bomb Wing. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and also for 15 years at the West Side Cemetery. More recently, he was employed in the garden center at WalMart in Selinsgrove. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the V. L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Robert G. Kidd officiating. Interment will be in the Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Soder
MCALISTERVILLE - Mary E. Soder, 85, of McAlisterville, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at her home. Born Aug. 16, 1915, in McAlisterville, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Mary E. (McAlister) Soder. She is survived by: three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, John A. Soder, S. James Soder, Robert E. Soder, and Kathryn Soder Pyle. She graduated from Fayette High School, McAlisterville. She was employed as a telephone operator for United Telephone Company, McAlisterville and for the Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove. She was a member of the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, McAlisterville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Graham C. Fowler officiating. Interment will be in the Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, Mifflin/Juniata Unit, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, PO Box 91, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Wesley R. Spearing
MILLMONT - Wesley Robert Spearing, 47, of Millmont RR1, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, on Interstate 80 in West White Deer Township. Born April 9, 1953, in Lewistown, he was a son of Robert W. and Nancy R. (Kanour) Spearing of Millmont RR1. Surviving are: three brothers, Samuel K. Spearing, Perkasie, and David S. Spearing and William P. Spearing, both of Levittown; two sisters, Judith E. Healey, Bensalem, and Mrs. Joel P. (Rebecca) Balasco, Fairless Hills; and nieces and nephews. He was a 1972 graduate of Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills. In 1972, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was active in Army and Navy reserves for the past 15 years. After leaving the Navy, he worked for Curtis Furniture Store, Levittown. He then worked for the Wonder Chemical Co., Fairless Hills, as a machine operator, then on a cattle farm in New York state before going to Mifflinburg, where he worked for Ritz Craft. Since 1994, he was a maintenance equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Early in life, he was a member of Cub Scout Pack 150 and Boy Scout Troop 90 in Fairless Hills, where he was a den chief. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and gardening in his backyard garden and orchard. He also enjoyed canning and making jelly. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, Laurelton, with the Rev. Mark R. Shover officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, where military rites will be conducted by the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410. Family will receive friends from noon until the time of services Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Robert Spearing Memorial Fund, c/o the Safety Committee of the Union/Snyder County Maintenance District, PO Box 207, 150 Sand Hill Road, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. The Roupp Funeral Home, East Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, is in charge of arrangements.

James A. Speck
MILROY - James A. Speck, 74, of 23 Cabinet Drive, Milroy, died at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born June 22, 1926, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Willis and Catherine W. (Peffer) Speck. His wife, Virginia E. (Lyon) Speck, whom he married Sept. 19, 1996, survives. Also surviving are: children, Carol L. Speck and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Beer, both of Milroy, James A. Speck Jr., Yeagertown and Mrs. Robert (Paula) Wright, Lewistown; stepchildren, Mrs. William (Sandra) Ohmn, Fort Wayne Ind., Michael Groom and Lawrence Groom, both of Plymouth, Mass., and Richard Groom, Florence, Mass.; 31 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Earl Speck. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. After serving in the Navy for 16 years, he worked as a police officer in Marshfield, Mass., as a delivery truck driver in Northampton, Mass., and then retired due to disability. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, with the Rev. Derald Stump officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Speck, PO Box 124, Milroy, PA 17063. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Larry L. Speece Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Larry L. Speece Sr., 48, of 513 South Juniata St., Lewistown, died at 9:44 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at his residence. Born Oct. 29, 1951, in Lewistown, he was the son of Richard Speece of Milroy RR and Patsy (Goddard) Stroup of Lewistown. His wife, Kim (Rager) Speece, whom he married Feb. 14, 1992, survives. Also surviving are: children, Larry L. Speece Jr., Troy L. R. Speece, and Lindi D. Speece, all of Lewistown; sisters, Mrs. Richard (Julia) Reigle, Yeagertown and Mrs. Steven (Barbara) Fultz, Spring Mills; stepfather, William H. Stroup, Lewistown; and stepmother, Patricia M. Speece, Milroy. He was a maintenance mechanic at Empire Kosher, Mifflintown. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the National Rifle Association, and was a former Lewistown Auxiliary Police Officer. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. John Looney officiating. There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Larry L. Speece Sr. Memorial Fund, c/o First Area Federal Credit Union, 23 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY